Zolisa Xaluva

Birth Name:
Zolisa Xaluva
Date of Birth
13 June 1981 (age 40 years)
Place of Birth
New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape
South African
Technikon Witwatersrand, Technikon Pretoria

Zolisa Xaluva, (born 13 June 1981, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape, South Africa), actress and television personality known for playing the role of Jason in SABC sopaie drama Generations and Melusi on Mzansi Magic drama series Gomora.

Who is Zolisa Xaluva?

Zolisa Xaluva was born on 13 June 1981, in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape, South Africa. His family moved to Johannesburg when he was 11. The family later moved to Pretoria to be with extended family.

Zolisa Xaluva parents and family

Zolisa Xaluva’s parents are Thando and Nombuyiselo Xaluva and he is the third of four children.

Zola Xaluva wife and children

Zolisa Xaluva’s wife and children are unknown.

Zolisa Xaluva education

Zolisa Xaluva matriculated in Pretoria. For a few years after matric he majored in Media Studies and Communication Science at Technikon Witwatersrand . He dropped out of the course with one year to go, due to financial difficulties. To make ends meet he tried to establish a campus radio station for Technikon Witwatersrand but he was turned down as he was no longer a student there. So he went back to Port Elizabeth where he joined an arts and culture group which toured schools, performing plays for schoolchildren. He later returned to Pretoria and studied drama at Technikon Pretoria, graduating in 2003.


Zolisa Xaluva was cast as Lwazi Mboweni on SABC 1’s drama series Tsha Tsha season 3. In 2005 he was cast as Jason Malinga on SABC 1’s soap opera Generations. In 2006 the producers of Generations gave him time off to shoot season 4 of Tsha Tsha. In 2008 he landed a minor role on e.tv’s soap opera Rhythm City as HHP’s Manager, in the same year he appeared on SABC 1’s miniseries uGugu no Andile and SABC 1′ drama series Tshisa season 2.

In 2020, he landed the role of a school principal, Melusi in Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora.

Zolisa Xaluva awards

In March 2019, Zolisa Xaluva was awarded as Best Supporting Actor in the feature film, Sew the Winter to My Skin which also received the Best feature film award.

What is Zolisa Xaluva’s Instagram?

Zolisa Xaluva is on Instagram and his handle is @zolisaxaluva.